Welcome to Living Messiah -
A Torah-based Messianic Ministry
Living Messiah Ministries, located in the heart of downtown Mesa, Arizona, is centered around families. The foundation of our assembly is established on the essence of the Kingdom of Heaven, Love. We are a fellowship applying the Word of God in thought and deed. We walk in unity and love, keeping His commandments and His testimony.
Our ministry is united in purpose, applying the study of scripture, through obedience, lovingkindness, hospitality, charity, praise and prayer. We focus on the Hebrew roots of our faith and we keep Shabbat as well as the Biblical holidays (Leviticus 23).
We desire to branch and grow by utilizing the gifts of the Spirit in each believer. We proclaim the message of Salvation to the nations. We disciple those who seek Truth. We practice a traditional Hebrew worship style, making a joyful noise as families worship together in song and dance. We endeavor to lead a Torah-based lifestyle in fellowship with others.
Please explore our website to find out more about us, what we believe and what we do. And if you have any questions, please contact us for more information. Better yet, join us at one of our Shabbat Services so that we can get to know one another better!
Visitors are always welcome . . . .
Our services are open to all who seek to know the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob more intimately and to enjoy the relationship we can have with Him through the Messiah. We believe that as His “set-apart” (holy) people, we are to gather on His “set-part” day, Shabbat, (Saturday) for a “set-apart” purpose, to worship Him. Here are some of the things you can expect if you join us:
- Our services are longer than typical “Sunday church,” running from about 1:45 pm through the dinner hour, usually ending between 6:00 and 7:00 pm.
- In addition to a variety of music, we include typical Hebraic dance in our worship, and those who wish may join in.
- We are using a three-year cycle to study the Torah, and we read and discuss the weekly portions from the Torah, the Prophets, and the Brit Hadashah (New Testament).
- We have chosen to allow our children to remain with us during the entire worship service so that they might learn to worship along side us. This requires some patience from all of us and some loving guidance from parents as we seek to provide an appropriate atmosphere during certain parts of the service.
- After the main service concludes (usually around 5:00 pm) the community shares a meal together. We call this meal Oneg, a Hebrew word meaning “delight.” (see Isaiah 58:13)
- Each family brings a Biblically clean dish to share with others at our buffet table. (Please see a member of leadership if you are not familiar with the term “Biblically clean.”)
- At the sound of the dinner bell, we invite our first-time visitors to begin the serving line.
- Parents, thank you for accompanying your children through the serving line.
- If you are making multiple plates for others, we have helping hands available to assist you through the line.
- Consider those behind you in the line when making your plate.
- Always keep food sanitation and safety in mind – see servsafe.com.
A word about modesty . . . . . . .
We want to honor our God with our worship service and ask that you keep in mind modesty and discretion when planning your attire for our congregational meetings. Attire should not take anyone’s focus away from worship, prayer, and study. In general, you should avoid wearing snug-fitting clothing or clothing that may expose body parts that should remain covered. In general, please don’t wear anything that you think might offend another member of our community. When in doubt, it’s always better to choose the side of discretion.